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What are toy awards

Look for a medallion indicating an award-winning toy
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How to clean baby toys

Make sure that this precious being is not exposed to bacteria on dirty toys
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Pocket pets: unusual little pets

Sugar Gliders are actually marsupial opossoms native to the treetops of Australia, New Guinea, and Indonesia
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Poisonous plants to avoid

Poison ivy is one of the most common poisonous plants found around homes and yards in the United States.
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Snacks to pack for day campers

Nourish your kids with fresh fruit! Melons, berries and peaches are particularly delicious during the summer season.
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How to get rid of warts

Some great products for curing warts include Salycylic acid, vinegar, garlic and even dandelion sap.
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Fun projects with chalk

This incredible 3D chalk street mural was created by urban artist Julian Beever.
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College roommate tips

communicating, compromising and having fun are great tips for fostering a friendship with your college roommate.
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How to get free samples

Free samples have been a legitimate part of marketing and promotional campaigns for decades.
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How to care for organic clothing

Natural fabrics, organic textiles and eco-apparel have become a major trend in the world of fashion and home decor.
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Gum wrapper crafts

Believe it or not, this gorgeous purse was created by hand from hundreds of coloful gum wrappers.
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Earth Day celebration ideas

Earth Day, the first political holiday founded to honor the environment, was launched by Senator Gaylord Nelson in April of 1970.
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How to find cruise deals

With these tips to find cruise deals, you may soon be saying bon voyage!
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What are date fruit?

Date fruit, which grow below the fronds of date palm trees, were first cultivated thousands of years ago on the shores of the Persian Gulf.
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Herbal remedies for acne

Diet, vitamin therapy, herbal tonics and natural topical ointments can all play a vital role in eliminating acne.
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Preschool Furniture and Supplies

Many preschool educators recommend dividing a classroom into separate centers, activity areas or work centers.
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African-American history facts

Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I have a Dream” speech on August 28, 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC
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Talking about god

Natural, every day conversations are the best place to initiate family conversations about god and spirituality.
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Marriage and god

If you are considering getting married, it is crucial to make sure you are marrying the right person.
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Tips for guitar hero

In the Guitar Hero video game, an extended guitar neck is displayed vertically on the screen, and referred to as the
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Tips for new moms

Time management and abandoning your quest for perfection is the key to surviving your child's first year of life
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How long is a cold contagious

Beating the mid-winter germs! Hand sanitizers can dramatically reduce the percentage of viruses spread by human contact.
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Tips for the morning

Try some simple stretches, gentle yoga and fresh air to get you going in the morning.
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How can we stop pollution

This plastic bottle could have been recycled. Instead, it became litter. Avoid littering and set a good example by picking up trash.
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Learning how to type

games that incorporate familiar television or movie characters are ideal teaching tools for young children learning to type.
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Why do we blush

Has an embarassing, frightening or stressful situation ever made you blush?
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Easy knitting projects

Interested in learning to knit? Great projects for beginning knitters include cable scarves, caps, dish cloths and baby bonnets
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What foods have vitamin d

Natural sunlight is the best source of Vitamin D. Milk, fish, and eggs are examples of foods high in Vitamin D.
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What to do after graduation

Travel, volunteer work, job hunting, personal reflection... are just a few steps in the journey that begins after graduation
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Valentine's day jokes

beat the February blues with these funny Valentine's Day jokes
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Winter bulletin board ideas

Cheerful winter-themed bulletin boards can lift classroom spirits during bleak mid-winter school days
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Winter poems for kids

This imaginative winter poem by Gabriel Setoun will help children to learn about seasonal changes
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Unique living rooms

Tired of your old formal living room? Transform it into a game room or home theater!
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Boating water sports

West Hill Lake, Winsted, photo by Sara Shea. This cold, spring fed lake is one of Connecticut's hidden gems for fishing, sailing, canoeing and kayacking
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Storage for the home

Recessed shelving is a space saving home improvement project that can also increase the value of your home
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Hanukkah for kids

Hanukkah for kids...what could be more fun?
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Medical alert charms

Custom Medical Alert Italian charms serve the priceless purpose of notifying emergency personnel of your medical needs
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Healthy eating habits for kids

Establishing healthy eating habits early on will decrease your child's chances of becoming an obese adult
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School lunch ideas

Bento boxes are a popular way to pack a healthy lunch
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Swimming pool safety tips

Following swimming pool safety tips will help everyone have a better summer
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Funny Mother's Day gifts

Funny Mother's Day gifts like a Xena sword and superhero cape will make mom laugh!
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Busy mom calendar

A busy mom can do it all with just a little effort at becoming better organized.
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Birthday party invitation ideas

Create a theme for your child's birthday party, and then use that theme for invitations, food, decorations, and party games
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Math gifts for kids

Playing math games can help your child love numbers and learning
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Creating a family schedule

Taking time to hold a weekly or bi-weekly family meeting will help you keep track of everyone's schedule
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Myths about having a girl

Ancient superstitions may offer ways to predict whether an unborn child will be a girl.
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Children’s reading games

The more you encourage your child, the more likely you are to have an accomplished reader on your hands
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The letter D kid activities

Letters are the building blocks of reading, and helping your child learn each letter and the sound it makes is one of the most important things you can teach
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Kid experiments with food

It's easy to do fun science experiments with your kids, using ingredients you already have in the kitchen
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How to find free haircuts for kids

Finding free haircuts for kids will require some time investment in research and making phone calls, but the time spent will be worth it when your kids have great haircuts that didn't cost you a penny
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Geometry homeschool materials

Geometric solids are one type of many geometry homeschool materials that will make teaching geometry easier on both student and teacher
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Personalized gifts for children

Children are thrilled to receive personalized gifts! Nearly any item that you can imagine can be personalized
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Cloth versus disposable diapers

Cloth diapers have come a long way, and there are many factors to consider when deciding between cloth versus disposable diapers
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Princess party ideas

Your daughter will never forget her first princess party - make it as special as possible by making use of these great ideas
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How to teach children tolerance

If you want your child to have friends from different cultures, make an effort to expose them to diversity. Choose a school that is a heterogeneous mixture of races, physical abilities, and cultures
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Becoming a foster parent

Becoming a foster parent is a life-altering decision to both the parents and the adopted children - a decision that can change their lives for the better
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How early should a child know about body parts?

As children become more independent from parents the question of how early should children know about body parts becomes an important communication issue both in terms of caretakers and children's confidence in themselves
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Announce your new baby with style

Involve the other kids to help them deal with the arrival of the new baby. Some siblings enjoy helping to mail a picture of themselves cuddling or holding the baby
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Cutting down on TV time

Consider setting up a TV account for each child such as an hour of time they may spend in front of the TV
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Fun dress up games for children

Costumes and other props help little girls and boys use their imagination to reflect their perceptions of the world and explore their dreams
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Good birthday party manners for kids

Let them have fun together! But encourage your birthday child to spend time with each guest because they each came to the party to celebrate his birthday
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Preschool Sunday school games

Do not feel guilty allowing preschoolers to play games, as games help youngsters understand Sunday School
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Homeschool record keeping tips

Having a plan and using basic organizational tools such as portfolios, 3-ring binders and plastic storage bins will help you become at the very least a 'semi-organized homeschooler'
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Fun multiplication games for children

Kids can learn their multiplication tables very quickly and have a blast along the way if you use both fun learning games, such as bingo and war, and memorization tricks and tips
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Tips for getting pregnant

These tips for getting pregnant are a great way to prepare your body and provide the healthiest environment for a growing baby
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Recognizing stomach flu symptoms

Stomach flu is quite contagious and can be spread by direct person-to-person contact or contact with a surface or object recently touched or used by someone who already has the flu
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Plan an Easter egg hunt

Children always enjoy an exciting Easter egg hunt - and planning one is easy with these helpful tips
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Beautiful baby room decorating

Examine cribs for solid construction; your baby will stand, play and jump in a crib before it is time to move to a bed
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How to choose a nursery school

Even for a child who may have slept over at Aunt Sue's, had a regular babysitter and been part of a playgroup, going to school is a big job for your child
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How to avoid buying toxic toys

While buying domestic is by no means a guarantee that a toy is safe, it does make it less likely that the toy has lead paint
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How to take notes on a chapter

Using the headings as you take notes provides a way for you to double check how the author's ideas are organized and whether you have taken adequate notes
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Bookmarks kids can make

Kids can make bookmarks in any variety of sizes and shapes like giraffes, snakes or alligators
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How to make a 72 hour kit

You never know when a disaster or emergency can happen, so having a disaster kit on hand can help ease your stress.
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Superhero party ideas

Dressing up as a superhero will spark your child's imagination
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Going back to work while nursing

Nursing is one of the best decisions you can make for your child, and returning to the work force doesn't mean you have to give that up
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Free online classroom resources

Online classroom resources can help you complete your lesson plans, whether it be a special science project or a writing assignment
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Protect your child from toxic toys

Plastic objects, which can be toxic, are tempting to babies. They have a tendency to explore objects within reach by putting them in their mouths
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Creating Thanksgiving traditions

While there are many ways families and friends celebrate Thanksgiving, one primary American holiday tradition is the turkey.
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Home school science supplies

If you are home schooling your children, you'll want to have all the science supplies on hand that you'll need to teach them
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Cell phones for kids

Choosing the right cell phone for your child can be tricky
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How to make a pinata

If you can’t find the right shape or design for your party, follow these easy steps to learn how to make a piñata
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First name meanings

What are the most popular baby names, what are their origins, and what do they mean?
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Unique Halloween costume ideas

Don’t want to be just another Power Ranger or Harry Potter this Halloween? Here are some ideas to spur on your creativity.
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Teen birthday party ideas

Birthday parties are more fun if you plan them around the activities you and your friends enjoy most.
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Crocheting projects

This is an ideal way to spend time with your daughter –or any young child who delights in accomplishing something creative.